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  • Real Estate Finance & Investments: Risks and Opportunities by P. Linneman

    20 aprilie 2012 • Books, Recomandari

    Book of the Week 15 “Real Estate Finance & Investments: Risks and Opportunities is the best introductory book on real estate. Spans all necessary topics to have a round grasp of the issues of this omnipresent asset class. The book covers from slang to market practices, from formulas to instruments in an easy to read and well-structured way. ” Lucian […]

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    The Origin of Wealth by E.D. Beinhocker

    19 aprilie 2012 • Books, Recomandari

    Book of Week 14 “The Origin of Wealth is an accessible introduction to complexity economics. The review of the vast field is an ambitious endeavor and deserves credit for the way it was handled. The book introduces to a broad audience, via well-chosen examples and well-explained theory, concepts such as complex adaptive systems, networks and business ecologies. The author aims […]

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    The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy by D. Rodrik

    02 aprilie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 13 “Short of a great book, The Globalization Paradox, it is well written and plays on at least two levels of understanding. The reader glides through easily and is sent to dig further for subtleties. The author emphasizes the need to have a nuanced approach when dealing with the economic phenomena, argues for a moderate globalization […]

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    The Adventure Capitalist by C. Woodman

    01 aprilie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 12 “The adventure capitalist: Around the World in 80 Trades” is an ingenious and easy to read book, blending travel stories with economics and trading in local markets around the world. Trading was the main reason for traveling in the past. With the expansion of tourism the perspective changed. By presenting a multitude of local markets […]

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    Traders, Guns and Money by Satyajit Das

    11 martie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 11 “Traders, Guns and Money by Satyajit Das displays a completely different style than the dry writing technique of his handbooks covering financial products. In an accessible way, with the help of real or imagined but plausible stories, the author screens several products, strategies and situations related to trading, structuring and risk management. The only weakness […]

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    Stumbling on Happiness, by D. Gilbert

    04 martie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 10 “Stumbling on happiness is a pleasant, readable and witty account of a multitude of studies and experiments. Operating with a broad definition of the term happiness, the book is not an academic take on the subject and far from a “self help” one.  The reader can spot several studies used in other books but not […]

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    Structured Products, by R. Knop

    26 februarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 9 “After 10 years, “Structured Products” is still one of the best transitions from building blocks to structured products. Written with a practitioner mindset, it is a useful read for junior structurers, treasury sales, risk managers, and users of structured products. The book handles well the balance between risk management and valuation in tackling such a […]

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    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by J. M. Diamond

    18 februarie 2012 • Books

    Book of the Week 8  “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies is a captivating book by an evolutionary biologist, trying to shed light on why certain civilizations fared better than others. The structure of the book has a scientific flavor about it, is explicitly biased towards geographical determinism, but far from providing peremptory arguments on the subject. […]

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